A BUSY period for Worthing’s Colin Farley has seen him travelling to compete at both Ipswich and Aldershot, although his efforts in the two-litre stock car formula have been well rewarded.
The long trip to the Foxhall Stadium, in Ipswich, on Saturday, saw Farley up against some of the country’s top drivers.
In the heats, first he battled courageously to finish in a strong fourth place. Then in the second race of the evening, a fast pace set from the start saw him come home in an amazing second place.
Better was yet to come though for Farley in the night’s final race. From the outset, he seemed determined to complete the meeting on a high, and so he did.
Despite a robust challenge from a rival on the last lap, he was able to hold off crossing the line in the first place.
On Sunday, the Aldershot Raceway was Farley’s destination where another difficult field of drivers posed another stern test.
In the first race of the day, he was able to force his way through to take a third place.
Things were even more competitive in the second heat that saw Farley edged out to fourth place. The final saw him come up against multi-champion Billy Wood. After suffering a firm hit, he came in a valiant fourth again.
The Spedeworth stock car and banger-racing season, continues at Arlington Stadium, Eastbourne with three formulas being showcased every Wednesday evening, through to the end of September.
Next Wednesday (July 10) it is the powerful V8 stock cars race for their English Championship, while the next generation of drivers compete in the Ministox Sussex Championship.